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Online Nursing Program Receives State Award

January 28th, 2011

The Continuing Education Association of New York State has recognized the State University of New York at Delhi’s (SUNYD) online registered nurse-to-bachelor of science in nursing (RN-to-BSN) degree program.

SUNYD’s degree was named the 2010 winner of the James C. Hall, Jr. Exemplary Program Award. The honor recognized the online offering’s ability to provide versatility and flexibility to registered nurses pursuing their bachelor of science.

According to school officials, the online nursing program offers the first degree of its kind in New York state. Its inception was a response to the shortage of healthcare workers that is currently afflicting the nation.

The nursing degree's online curriculum allows students to engage in either part- or full-time learning during the fall, spring or summer semesters. Select courses offer hands-on opportunities in the enrollee’s hometown region.

“This award recognizes the success of SUNYD’s RN-to-BSN in delivering quality, accessible and affordable nursing education programs to help meet the critical need for registered nurses,” said Candace S. Vancko, president of the university.

Since 2008, enrollment in this course of study has increased from 20 to 300 students.